Chambers are thrilled to have 17 individual recommendations/rankings in the new Chambers & Partners 2019.
Published: 8th Nov 2018
'He is pragmatic, personable and can digest a huge amount of detail and distil it into very plain terms.'
Legal 500 2024
‘Orlando is an exceptional barrister. Aside from his technical ability (which is a given), his biggest strength is his personality and ability to build a rapport with witnesses and put them at ease.’
Legal 500 2023
"Orlando's principal strength is the ability to explain complex legal concepts to clients and witnesses in a straightforward way. He is very adept at adapting litigation strategy to meet the client’s changing needs, including at short notice."
Legal 500 2022
"An outstanding junior who is excellent with clients."
Legal 500 2021
Orlando is an experienced practitioner specialising in Employment and Personal Injury. He represents clients in the Employment Tribunal, High Court and County Court and various appellate courts and is often commended for being approachable, pragmatic, and commercially minded. He has a particular focus on working collaboratively with professional and lay clients.
Orlando has, for a number of years, been ranked as a leading junior in The Legal 500.
Orlando is a contributor to Westlaw’s Insight series and gives seminars and training on Employment and Personal Injury issues on a regular basis.
Orlando acts for Claimants and Defendants in all areas of multi-track personal injury work. He has a considerable experience of acting in cases involving road traffic accidents (including acting in cases where fundamental dishonesty is alleged) fraud, accidents at work, occupiers’ liability, product liability and accidents on the Highway. Orlando’s understanding of Employment Law is of considerable use in cases involving substantial schedules of loss and the question of ‘disability’ in an Ogden context.
Orlando has particular expertise in claims arising from accidents involving motorcycles and has contributed to Westlaw’s Insight series on the subject.
In addition to advocacy at trial and interim hearings Orlando has a busy paperwork practice drafting pleadings and schedules, and advising on liability and quantum.
Orlando frequently undertakes work on a CFA basis.
Selected Personal Injury cases
O v T (1) U (2) - Representing the Claimant who suffered a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident. Orlando was involved throughout the liability and quantum dispute, resulting in a settlement for £1.7m at JSM in October 2023.
Q v P - Representing the Claimant in a PI claim that settled for £2.5m (at a second JSM). The Claimant was a motorcyclist who developed compartment syndrome, DVT, and then post thrombotic syndrome after he fractured his leg in an accident. The case turned on whether it would be beneficial for the Claimant to have an above knee amputation or whether the usual benefits would be negated by the Claimant’s post thrombotic syndrome.
Re P v CICAP - Acting for a teenaged applicant before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel. P had sustained severe brain damage at the age of 6 weeks when being cared for by her father. After a series of hearings the CICAP accepted that P had been the victim of crime (contradicting the decision made by the police at the time the injury was sustained) and she therefore succeeded in obtaining compensation under the scheme (it being anticipated that she would receive the maximum award of £500,000).
Orlando undertakes Clinical Negligence work on behalf of Claimants and Defendants (whether individual practitioners or NHS Trusts). In addition to appearing in court, Orlando is happy drafting pleadings, advising on prospects all elements of a case, as well as representing clients at Joint Settlement Meetings and Mediations.
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